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U.S. Prohibition

When liquor was banned in the United States

In January 1920, the "sale, production, importation, and transportation" of alcohol was banned in the United States. During the ensuing years, many American citizens broke this federal law by making their own "bath tub gin" or "moonshine." Prohibition ended in 1933, just in time to help Americans deal with the devastating effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

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Band leader Ted Lewis, with a bevy of beauties, toasting the end of... more
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Voting for or against Prohibition: The man in the glasses is Raymond Elwin... more
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Taken in Evanston, IL USA .
This is my grandmother, Constance Lee Sharp and her brother, Robert Sharp,... more
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A photo of Etta Mae (Waid) Miller taken in Ingham County, Michigan 1928. This... more
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Taken at Lansing State Journal, Ingham County, MI USA on .
Etta Mae (Waid) Miller: She was my grandmother & was the daughter of Abraham... more
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Chemist G. F. Beyer of the Internal Revenue Bureau is here shown using a... more
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Taken at U.S. Capitol, District of Columbia, WA United States of America on .
William David Upshaw served as vice-president of the Georgia Anti-Saloon... more
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Representative John Phillip Hill of Maryland, determined to keep the country... more
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A Consignment recently received from Phila., Pa.: 749 cases of beer (18,000)... more
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Truck loads of beer enroute to Chicago, which were waylaid and captured at... more
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Woman putting flask in her Russian boot, Washington, D.C.
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